Wanting a testing but fun two-hour loop?
This is the well-known Creswick loop for both local racers and cycling enthusiasts alike as it offers a bit of everything!
Park the bikes on the racks at the popular bike-friendly Racers Bar & Cafe and enjoy some breakfast or a coffee before heading off.
The first 30-45 minutes will make you work hard as you head over all the local hills.
After that, it’s smooth sailing ahead so enjoy the dense forestry as you wind into Creswick.
You’ll be an hour in by here so you can either stop and explore the cosy comforts Creswick has to offer or power straight through!
Once you take a left and hit Gillies Street, hopefully you have a tail wind and can put the sail up!
It’s dead straight into Ballarat from here with some rolling hills.
You’ll be hard pressed to take the Strava segments off the local racers along here but rally some mates and give it a crack!
Once you hit Ballarat, you’ll be heading back towards Lake Wendouree, where you can finish off at the Ballarat Yacht Club for a coffee and muffin or some lunch by the lake.
Elevation gain: 647m
Ride type: Road
Start: Racers Bar & Cafe